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“Awesome get away Resort and Beach” 5 of 5 stars
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X'tan Ha Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   PO Box 1 | 7.2 Miles North, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize (Formerly Belize Legacy Beach Resort)   |  
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Ranked #15 of 55 hotels in San Pedro
North Royalton, Ohio, United States
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Awesome get away Resort and Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I must say I was very happy with this resort.
The bartenders, and the entire staff were very friendly and accommodating.
After 6 months of Chemo I needed to get away for some fun and relaxation.
I will definitely go back to visit this resort.

Linda (The Wild One)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ludrick, Manager at X'tan Ha Resort, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
We are pleased that you did get a chance to relax after your ordeal and we would definitely be looking out for your next return.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We had a wonderful five night stay at X’Tan Ha – what a magical place! We rented a sea villa only steps to the sea and our stay coincided with a lovely full moon – which made for romantic meals on our porch overlooking the barrier reef. We took Miriam’s advice and ordered groceries and provisions from Mata Grande Grocery Store and true to their word, they were delivered before our arrival. Miriam was also very helpful in recommending excursions and local restaurants – be sure to take the Hol Chan and Shark Valley snorkeling trip as well as the courtesy water taxi ride into San Pedro – we had a fabulous dinner at Blue Moon Water Grill right on the beach. Our favorite meal was at Mambo’s at the Mata Chica Resort – we had a lovely table, phenomenal food and terrific service on the terrace – we also biked there one day for a delicious lunch of shrimp tacos beachside. The food and drink at X’Tan Ha were great too – especially recommend the burritos for either breakfast or lunch, which are easily big enough to share – don’t forget to add the local Marie Sharp’s hot sauce! The managers Della and Oliver, as well as their beautiful dog, Buddy, and all the staff at X’Tan Ha made us feel very welcome and they truly intended and delivered a wonderful easy going stay for all the guests. X’Tan Ha is a magical, colorful place, fabulously fixed up after recently being re-opened, and has the best swimming beach on the island. If like us, you prefer a more secluded, quaint, low-key escape that you will no doubt love it too! We certainly hope to be back soon!

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ludrick, Manager at X'tan Ha Resort, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
We are almost tempted to have you come work with us, your suggestions and tips alone will encourage anyone to book with us here at X'tan Ha Resort. In addition it was indeed our pleasure to have you guys stay with us and yes we are looking forward to seeing you soon as well. Thanks
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Ellijay, Georgia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

From the moment the water taxi delivered us on to the dock at X' Tan Ha, we knew this was the place where our good would be better and our better would be blessed.
Never having been to Belize, my husband and I were taken back by the sheer beauty of this quaint and colorful Ambergris Caye resort. The obvious care and attention to detail rang true from the Katanga Beach Bar at the end of the dock to the two story villas that encircled the sparkling saline pool.
The on site management and hand picked staff catered to our every need for the six days we spent in the comfortable seafront villa where again the importance of ease and comfort were a main priority. Fresh drinking water, beach towels, climate control and a fully stocked kitchenette were only a few of the many things about this resort that made staying here feel like a home away from home. The Chef and bartenders that made sure our pallet was satisfied any time of the day; the men and women who brought room service, cleaned the rooms and maintained the grounds; and the warmth and friendliness that was a constant throughout our stay made this our go to vacation spot for next year. Just to make sure, we booked it before we left!
Thank you so much X' Tan Ha for all you do. We'll see you next June and this time we're bringing the rest of our bunch!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ludrick, Manager at X'tan Ha Resort, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
At this time all we can say is thanks, the staff here at X'tan Ha is once again motivated and eager to do even more for you our valued guests. We genuinely appreciate your kind words which you indeed prove to be true simply by re-booking on the spot as you said. In addition we would now have to up the ante to ensure that your second stay with us have even more fun filled memories as you join us once again with your family. A sincere thank you from us all as we look forward to catering to you once again.
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Prosper, Texas
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

5 stars and this wasn't even where we stayed! We left our resort one evening to have dinner at X'tan Ha. We were a group of 21. 10 adults and 11 kids, ages 3-19. Oliver and co were so accommodating! Oliver showed us the resort accommodations and made sure we had a great time. He even invited us back to spend the day during our trip. We took him up on the offer, took a water taxi from our resort and spent an entire day at the resort. We ate, drank and played. The resort is kept immaculate. The pool was refreshing and clean. Kids and adults alike enjoyed the water volleyball, kayaks, Hobie cat, paddle boat, paddle boards, sand toys and water trampoline! Yes, all those things at your disposal. The beach is mostly clear of sea grass which was awesome. We were able to play and relax in the crystal blue sea! It was incredible! There wasn't one complaint! The staff was great as well. Elder at the bar was amazing! We kept him busy! The next time we go to Belize we will book our stay at X'tan Ha! We can't wait!! Thank you Oliver!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ludrick, Manager at X'tan Ha Resort, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
We must say that we are well pleased with your comments, especially the fact that you enjoyed your brief stay with us. In addition we will be looking forward to hosting you and your family on your next visit to the Island. Looking forward to seeing you soon and thanks again for your kind words.
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Seattle
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

All the reviews on trip advisor were spot on!

5 reasons for 5 stars:

1) FREE beach immentities! You could easily kayak half a mike from their beach and scuba dive.

2) great rooms. The kitchenette is stocked with water so no need to repurchase bottled water. We kept cups of water in the fridge to keep cold :)

3) beautiful beach. They keep up with the maintenance to make sure there are no rocks or dried seaweed/grass in the sand.

4) friendly staff. Mariam the concierge was very helpful. Hall the bartender served the best piña colada. The owners interacted with all the guests to ensure we had a great time.

5) they hosted their first sunset dinner on the beach during our stay and the food was delish.

Tips:

1) ignore the weather reports. There weren't any isolated thunder storms. Sunny most of the day and to be honest I didn't mind the occasional clouds for a break from the sun.

2) if you need more privacy you might want to request a room on the upper level. The blinds are very sheer.

3) ordering food for room delivery was a bit troublesome since they didn't have phones in the room but it didn't bother us since we were next to the bar and office.

Hope this has helped! Enjoy!!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ludrick, Manager at X'tan Ha Resort, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
It was indeed a pleasure to have host you guys and i am sure your reasoning for the 5 stars will indeed help our next visitors. Do know that your tips has been taken into consideration and we will referred to moving forward. In addition Good Job on the Weather Report piece :)
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Santa Monica, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I am reluctantly sharing our experience and excellent find of X’tan Ha…for this place is AWESOME!
So Awesome that once savvy Island travelers get in the know it will be impossible to find vacancies.
The Best Staff, The Best Beach, The Best Rooms and Accommodations and The Most Fun of ANY resort on the Island. Did I mention The Best Staff? The Team of People who work to create the guest experience here at X’tan Ha is truly some of the best people I have met in all The Caribbean. Warm, Friendly, and such a perfect blend of polished professionalism to accommodate every type of traveler from the back packer to the most discerning.
We first stayed Dec-Jan 2013 and met some fantastic people and we all enjoyed ourselves so much we decided to re-trip this past April. The coolest traveling friends from Toronto who would never re-trip either just had so much fun we all came back. Twice as nice? That’s right! The incredible X’tan Ha staff was so on point again that every day was effortless.
They say everything comes from the top down and in this case it’s true. Oliver and Della (Managers) are such great people who have a genuine delightfulness about themselves and carry a positive guest-first attitude. Front desk guest relation dynamic duo is Miriam and Ludrick and I really cannot remember such a warm accommodating experience from a front desk. These two know your name from minute one and even pick up on what special interest(s) you may have. Questions and requests are met with an absolute yes and do the best to meet guests’ needs with impressive follow through. Making sure guests are happy is what makes these two young pros excel at what they do!
Island travelers know there is nothing better than a great Bartender. One who has vast knowledge of the region, people, things to do AND things not to do…a real straight shooter and Again X’tan Ha delivers with such a great Pro Mixologist Named “Hill”. This is the kind of Bartender you stay at a place just because he’s there. Friendly and enjoyable to be around and everyone knows him and Likes him on the Island. He sent us to some of the best hidden local spots for food, fishing and snorkeling and every time we said” Hill sent us” people’s faces would light up and say Welcome and be sure to tell Hill hello. Hill is not over the top, he is a real nice gentleman who clearly has earned the respect of locals and travelers alike. One thing we heard often on both visit “let’s ask Hill” and “Hill will know” He’s so cool you become a fan and a friend too.
Jose, Marlon and Mathew are on top of their game keeping the beaches well maintained and clean. Anything you need, they’re always there to make sure it’s done with a no problem, no worries attitude that just puts you at ease. Bike tire needs air, paddle for Kayak, need a life jacket, can I get another fresh water container for the room or need another beach chair or umbrella …Instantly they deliver. Again the follow through is truly impressive.
The rooms are a perfect mix of Island life and the comforts of home. The large shower is fantastic and the beds are pillow top lush comfort. With separate LG (Life Good) A/C units in the living area and in the bedroom, you will be so comfortable from Morning to Midnight. We always left the windows opened all the time to let in the fresh Caribbean sea breeze, so we slept listening to the sound of the waves and woke up to them as well. How can you beat that?
We have travelled extensively and usually never repeat a destination. We had no reservations about going back and possibly planning another trip soon because this Island is magical!

Gino & Hue, Santa Monica, CA

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ludrick, Manager at X'tan Ha Resort, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
You guys have been nothing but an inspiration to us all from our first meeting. We enjoyed your positive energy and enthusiasm which further encouraged us to go above and beyond at all times, so in other words you were right to say that our job or task here at the resort was and still is indeed effortless, which was based solely from your energy and encouragement and often times a simple thank you and for that we are grateful. Furthermore at our Resort we believe in family and friendship and you guys became both. The staff at X’tan Ha Resort is once again re-energized thanks to both of you and your words of encouragement. We do look forward to hosting you once again and hope to not only meet, but exceed your expectations as well. Lastly the management and staff of X’Tan Ha Resort extend a heartfelt thank you.
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed five nights over Memorial weekend with a good friend, and it was very memorable! We loved the beach right outside our front door. We went into town to the "Green Grocer" and picked up some staples and snacks. We would make brunch and enjoy our first meal while enjoying our first meal of the day on our porch. The entire staff was friendly and accommodating (Miriam, Oliver, Hill, Elder, Carlos, etc.).

We had a good time on the catamaran with some other guests. Miriam booked a fun snorkeling and swim with the sharks (don't worry - they're friendly") excursion - pretty fun. She also booked a zip lining and cave tubing excursion near Belmopan and we really enjoyed that.

The beach was great and we enjoyed swimming and the various water toys. I also really liked that this resort is smaller and about 20 mins from San Pedro by boat. This was fun for us, but maybe not ideal for those looking for a high-energy trip. We didn't even get a chance to swim in the pool, but it was clean and looked great.

The only thing we wish we would've done is stayed longer!

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Ludrick, Manager at X'tan Ha Resort, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
It has and always will be our aim to ensure that all our vacationing guests not only enjoy but indeed create fund memories and because you did we are truly happy here at X'tan Ha Resort. We do look forward not only to serving you but perhaps your friends and family as well. In addition your honesty and sincerity was well received by the staff. Thanks once again from all of us here at X;tan Ha Resort.
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Also Known As:
Belize Legacy Beach Hotel San Pedro
Belize Legacy Beach Hotel
Hotel Belize Legacy Beach
X'Tan Ha Resort Belize/San Pedro
Address: PO Box 1 | 7.2 Miles North, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize (Formerly Belize Legacy Beach Resort)
Phone Number:
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in San Pedro
#8 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#13 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — X'tan Ha Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to a tranquil, luxurious and romantic destination at X'tan Ha Resort, located just 7.2 Miles North of San Pedro Town. This truly exotic, tropical resort offers one bedroom suites, with spacious kitchens and living areas. Each villa offers a private verandah overlooking the pristine Caribbean Sea. X'tan Ha offers complimentary water sports- kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boat, hobie cat sailing, and a water trampoline.X'tan Ha offers complimentary transfers upon arrival/departure from/to San Pedro town upon arrival and departure. Please contact us the resort to schedule your transfers. ... more   less 
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